Carroll Rhodes stood as king of the hill at Shelbyville Horseshoe Club, after edging out perennial champion Lloyd Ruff for the Class A championship.
Rhodes and his partner Dorothy Hack knocked off Ruff and his partner Patty Doty in the first match of the night, 30-25. Rhodes had a leg up and just needed to keep it. Rhodes and Ruff both won their respective matches in games 2 and 3.
In the 4th game of the night, Rhodes and partner Rich Galvin faced the ladies, Hack and Doty. In the battle of the sexes, the ladies won, 30-26.
Heading into the final match of the night, Rhodes was 3-1 with 26 points in his one loss. Ruff was 3-1 with 25 points in his one loss. In the final match of the night, Rhodes and Ruff were teamed together, assuring Rhodes the narrow victory.
In Class B, SHC newcomer Jason Hazlet came away with a win by tie-breaker. Hazlet and Matt Pittman both finished 3-1. However, Hazlet’s loss was close and Pittman’s was not.
Class A: 1. Carroll Rhodes 4-1, 26 points; 2. Lloyd Ruff 4-1, 25 points; 3. Rich Galvin 2-3, 69 points; 4. Dorothy Hack 2-3, 29 points; 5. Lloyd Allen 2-3, 16 points; 6. Patty Doty 1-4, 55 points.
Class B: 1. Jason Hazlet 3-1, 26 points; 2. Matt Pittman 3-1, 5 points; 3. John Galvin 2-2, 45 points; 4. Pete Rankin 1-3, 41 points; 5. John Stevens 0-4, 83 points